Monday night, the unthinkable happened: Jon Stewart announced that he was leaving "The Daily Show" after 15 years at the helm.
"This show doesn't deserve an even slightly restless host, and neither do you," Stewart said in the broadcast. "It's been the honour of my professional life, and I thank you for watching it, hate-watching it, whatever reason you're tuning in for."
So while Stewart's last show will reportedly come "later this year," that's literally all the information we know -- including who will take over his job. Back in 1999, the current "Daily Show" host took over from Craig Kilborn, which (of course) got us thinking: who could take Stewart's place? Had this happened a year ago, John Oliver or Larry Wilmore would have been obvious choices, but now that those two are kicking in on their own shows ("Last Week Tonight" and "The Nightly Show," respectively), the situation is a little less clear cut.
Why she could: Samantha Bee has been a cast member of "The Daily